Information from WYSH Radio
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of an inmate at the Anderson County Detention Facility that occurred in March.
Preliminary investigations have not turned up anything suspicious, according to the TBI, but their investigation is ongoing.
Patricia Jones, 53, of Oliver Springs was booked into the jail on March 17 on charges of forgery and theft filed by the Oliver Springs Police Department. Jones was found dead inside her cell the following day, March 18, by a jailer who checked on her after noticing that she had stopped snoring, and found her unresponsive.
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) was performed at the jail and Anderson County EMS also responded, but Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.
Early indications are that Jones died of natural causes, but the TBI, which was called in to investigate by District Attorney General Dave Clark, is still looking into the circumstances surrounding her death.
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